What the Critics Are Saying...
- Jon Mundy, TrustedReviews
The Astro Slide is the very definition of a niche device, providing a uniquely accomplished full qwerty typing experience that you simply won’t find elsewhere. It’s lacking in almost every other way, however, and it isn’t as cheap as its components suggest, so only those who genuinely want that ‘poc...
- Darragh Murphy, Laptop Mag
The Astro Slide 5G stands out from modern smartphones by adding a built-in, backlit mechanical keyboard that’s a dream to use, but it can’t escape the downfalls of its average specs — especially at its flagship price.
- Henry Burrell, Tech Advisor
The Astro Slide delivers its promise of a full mechanical keyboard working with Android, but its bulk and awkward size mean it’s best as a short-session companion device rather than a truly useful tool.
- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
The Astro Slide 5G is bulky and heavy for a smartphone thanks to its signature physical keyboard, whose slide-and-tilt access mechanism is a little awkward to get to grips with. However, Planet Computers' companion apps are compelling, and reminiscent of the inspiration for this handset -- the late-...
- Mark Pickavance, TechRadar
A great screen and camera stand out here alongside an integrated keyboard. However, it’s not cheap, and questions exist about how much you’d want to type on this before realising that a Chromebook might be a better experience.
Prices (Where to Buy)
Astro Slide 5G prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Planet Computers's suggested retail price is $894.00. You can compare Astro Slide 5G prices from around the web here on The Informr.
Planet Computers backs up the Astro Slide 5G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Astro Slide 5G has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Planet Computers support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Planet Computers's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.
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